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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Gobi(Cauliflower) Masala / Kurma

Ingredients:
1 large Cauliflower
1/2 cups tender Green Peas
1/2 cup fresh Lentils(Togarikalu or Avarekalu) - (Optional)
2 medium sized Potatoes
1 small Onion
1 medium sized Tomato
4 - 5 Green Chillies
10 - 12 strands of Coriander leaves (4-6 strands for Masala + Remaining for Garnishing)
2 - 3 strands of Mint Leaves / Pudina
1 - 2 flakes of Garlic
Small piece of Ginger
1/4 inch sized Cinnamon / Chekke
1 Cinnamon Leaf / Chekke Ele
2 Cloves / Lavanga
2 petals of Star Anise seed
5 - 6 Pepper
2 - 3 tsp Cashew nuts
1.5 tsp dried Fenugreek Leavs / Kasuri Methi
1 tsp Poppy seeds / Gase Gase
3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 cup Coconut
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seed powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
3 - 4 tsp Ghee
1/4 cup Heavy Whipped Cream

Recipe:

Cut the cauliflower into medium sized pieces. Put around 6-7 cups of water in a vessel, add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt and heat. Add chopped cauliflower pieces and bring it to boil.


Keep this in low/medium flame for about 2-3 mins(until its cooked) and drain the water content and keep it aside.

Peel the potato and chop them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop the cauliflower stems into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Put green peas, fresh lentils, chopped potatoes and cauliflower stems in a pressure cooker, add little amount of water, salt and pressure cook. (2-3 whistles)

Chop onion,  tomato, green chillies, 3-4 strands of coriander leaves, ginger and garlic into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put 2 tsp ghee in a pan and heat. Add all dry ingredients and fry them in low/medium flame for about 2 mins. Add chopped ginger, garlic and fry them for 1-2 mins.  Add chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves, onion and fry them for about 2 mins. Add chopped tomato and fry them for about 3-4 mins until they give nice aroma.

Grind the fried masala along with coconut by adding required amount of water into smooth paste as shown in the picture below.


Put 2 tsp ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat.Add fenugreek leaves, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and fry them in low flame for about 1 min.

Add ground masala and fry them for about 4-5 mins in low flame until it gives nice aroma.

Add cooked vegetables, cauliflower, add sugar, required amount of water, salt and bring it to boil.

Add heavy whipped cream, chopped coriander leaves and mix them well. (This can be prepared at home by putting milk, cream of milk in a mixer and grind it for few seconds)

Keep the curry in low flame for about 2-3 mins. Server hot. It goes well with Chapathi/Poori/Paratas.
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